Chicago Fire Soccer Club and Chicago Red Stars Host Doubleheader April 19 at Toyota Park

Chicago Red Stars to host Western New York Flash in opener following Fire vs. Revs

CHICAGO (Feb. 11, 2014) – The Chicago Fire Soccer Club announced Tuesday that they will host a doubleheader with the National Women’s Soccer League side Chicago Red Stars at Toyota Park on Saturday, April 19. The Fire will kick off against the New England Revolution at 3 p.m. CT (NBC Sports Network), followed by the Red Stars vs. Western New York Flash match at 5:45 p.m. CT.

All tickets purchased for the Fire vs. Revolution match will also include a complimentary, General Admission ticket for the Red Stars game. Single game tickets for Fire matches are available via Ticketmaster and www.Chicago-Fire.com.

“We are excited to host the Red Stars for their season opener on April 19 at Toyota Park,” said Fire Chief Operating Officer Atul Khosla. “Like the Fire, the Red Stars play a critical role in growing the game here in Chicago and we look forward to more opportunities to partner together in the future.”

Fans attending the Fire match prior to the Red Stars game are encouraged to remain in the stadium between matches. Re-entry will be permitted only at Gate C beginning at 5:30 p.m. and fans must display the ticket from the Fire match.

Fans entering Toyota Park for the Red Stars game will be allowed entry beginning at 5:30 p.m. for the 5:45 p.m. kickoff. 

The Red Stars, whose roster boasts U.S. internationals Amy LePeilbet, Christen Press and Shannon Boxx, will open their second NWSL season against the Western New York Flash, who are led by U.S. National Team legend Abby Wambach, the world-record holder for international goals by a woman or man.

The doubleheader will also feature family ties, as Fire forward and reigning MLS MVP Mike Magee will take the field prior to his cousin, Red Stars defender Jackie Santacaterina.